Yoshiyuki Sankai

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Yoshiyuki Sankai
Born1958/1959 (age 59–60)[1]
ResidenceIbaraki, Japan
NationalityJapanese
EducationUniversity of Tsukuba
OccupationFounder, president and CEO, Cyberdyne
Known forHAL
Net worth$1.03 billion (June 2018)[1]

Yoshiyuki Sankai (born 1958/1959) is a Japanese billionaire businessman and academic, the founder, president and CEO of the cyborg-robot maker Cyberdyne; and professor of the Graduate School of Systems & Information Engineering at the University of Tsukuba.

Early life[edit]

Sankai has a doctorate in engineering from the University of Tsukuba.[1]

Career[edit]

Cyberdyne headquarters

Sankai is professor of the Graduate School of Systems & Information Engineering at the University of Tsukuba.[2] He is also visiting professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, US.[2]

Sankai led the University of Tsukuba and Cyberdyne team that developed the HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) powered exoskeleton.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Sankai lives in Ibaraki, Japan.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Forbes profile: Yoshiyuki Sankai". Forbes. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai". Stanford. Retrieved 4 March 2015.